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Ja Sam’s bronze statue arrives at Wat Rongkhun in Chiang Rai

A bronze statue of Lieutenant-Commander Samarn Kunan, alias Ja Sam, a former Navy SEAL member who died in the...

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Political parties join hands to demand EC to change controversial ballots

Seven political parties have demanded the Election Commission to change its poll ballot format to include the names and...

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French tourist shot dead after scuffle with Lumpini policeman

A non-commissioned police officer was arrested this morning after allegedly shooting dead a French tourist at a doughnut stall...

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Foreign Ministry confirms Thai tourist killed in gun attack in France

The Foreign Ministry confirmed this morning that a Thai tourist was among the three people killed in an attack...

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HM King sponsors funerals of two “Un Ai Rak” bicyclists

His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn is sponsoring the funerals for of two elderly bicyclists who collapsed while participating in...

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Junta uses same tricks employed by Thaksin to ensure stay in power: Thirayuth Boonmee

The junta and the government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha are following in the footstep of the previous Thaksin...

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Northern and northeastern regions to stay cold until Dec 16

The North and the Northeast of Thailand will remain cold with strong wind for another period from December 11-16...

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Election inspectors urged to probe fund-raising dinner planned for Dec 19 in Nonthaburi

A dinner party reportedly planned for December 19 in Bangkok’s neighbouring province of Nonthaburi by the pro-regime Palang Pracharat...

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Politics

Somsak, Suriya lead 60 members of Sam Mitr group to join Palang Pracharat

An army of 60 members of the Sam Mitr group led by two former ministers, Somsak Thepsuthin and Suriya...

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General

Huge whale shark spotted near Phi-Phi Don islands off Krabi province

A huge female whale shark was sighted on Saturday near Phi-Phi Don islands inside the Nopparat Thara-Phi-Phi marine park...

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Salvaged Phoenix tourist ship impounded and cordoned off for investigation

The government has ordered the Phoenix tourist ship, which was salvaged off Phuket on Saturday, to be impounded for...

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Junta slammed for alleged interference with EC’s constituencies re-mapping

Both the Democrat and Pheu Thai parties have come out to slam the National Council for Peace and Order...

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Asean Highlight

Pence says ’empire and aggression’ have no place in Indo-Pacific

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – US Vice President Mike Pence told leaders of Southeast Asian nations on Thursday that there is...

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Rama II hospital temporarily closed for turning car park into out-patient building

The Rama II hospital which was accused of refusing to accept for treatment a woman attacked with acid last...

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Plain cigarette packaging to be introduced to discourage smoking

Cigarette packaging in the near future will be plain and much less attractive under a new regulation approved by...

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Leicester City helicopter crash investigation focusing on tail rotor

LONDON (Reuters) – British air accident investigators looking into the cause of the helicopter crash that killed Leicester City...

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Highly respected monk V. Vajiramedhi to be honored by UNHCR

Widely-respected Buddhist monk the Venerable V. Vajiramedhi has been honored as the patron of UNHCR in the field of...

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Asean

“Defending the indefensible”: Mahathir slams Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis

SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi...

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Law amended to allow assets management firms to manage non-performing assets

Amendments to the Assets Management Companies Act which will enable AMCs to manage or to accept transfer of non-performing...

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The pros and cons of Pheu Thai’s “satellite” strategy

On the one hand, it is brilliant for Pheu Thai to “branch out” in a bid to get more...

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Amnesty International strips Suu Kyi of ‘conscience’ award

YANGON (Reuters) – Amnesty International has withdrawn its most prestigious human rights prize from Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing...

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EU delegation to Thailand issues clarification on poll observers

The European Union on Sunday offered a clarification over a media report that it has asked to send an...

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Photo Photo of the Day

An image of Leicester City’s late Thai chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is pictured on the score board during the English...

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Somsak bids farewell to Chart Thai Pattana party

After 32 years of ups and downs in politics, former deputy leader of Chart Thai Pattana party Somsak Prissanananthakul...

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Chaturon explains why Pheu Thai core members are turning their back on the party

If anyone is wondering why several key veteran politicians are leaving the once powerful Pheu Thai Party to form...

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Park department agrees to suspend road upgrade project after protest by green groups

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has yielded to pressure from environment groups by deciding to...

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Leicester City players and officials attend funeral for Vichai

Leicester City players attended the funeral for club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha who died in a helicopter crash a week...

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Park chief defends maintenance of road to Khao Panern Thung as necessary for safety and convenience

Despite protests by 15 green groups, the chief of the Department of Natiponal Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has...

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PM praises young whistle-blower who exposed cheats in fund for destitute people

Prime Miniser Prayut Chan-o-cha has congratulated Ms Panida “Nong Bam” Yotpanya after she was admitted as a staff of...

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Leicester City players fly to Vichai’s funeral in Bangkok

Leicester City fans and players paid emotional tributes to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died in a helicopter crash last week,...

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Political restrictions likely to be lifted on November 26

The National Council for Peace and Order is expected to lift political restrictions in order to allow political parties...

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First frost of the year revisits Doi Inthanon mountain peak

The first frost of this year was reported this morning at 6 am on top of Doi Inthanon –...

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Indonesian investigators examine black box from crashed jet

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian authorities said they would immediately begin examining a damaged black box retrieved on Thursday from...

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Asean

Indonesia removes Lion Air director after crash, fuselage believed found

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s transport minister removed on Wednesday the technical director of the Lion Air airline and several...

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Land and building tax bill to go back to NLA this month

The land and building tax bill which has been held up for more than a year will be submitted...

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FM Don cleared of constitutional violation by Constitutional Court

Don Pramudwinai’s post as the foreign minister is intact after the Constitutional Court on Wednesday found him not guilty...

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GAT/PAT tests for pre-university students likely to be moved forward

The General Aptitude Test/Professional and Academic Aptitude Test (GAT/PAT tests) are likely to be moved forward for about a...

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44 assemblymen support bill to decriminalize marijuana for medical purpose

A total of 44 members of the National Legislative Assembly have signed in support of a draft bill to...

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PM hints at meeting with parties on easing of political restrictions in November or December

The government is expected to hold discussions with political parties on further easing of political restrictions in late November...

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Business News

4 EEC-related mega-projects endorsed by the Cabinet

The Cabinet on Tuesday gave nod to four mega-projects related to the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) at its meeting...

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Politicians warn action against anti-junta rap music could backfire as police weigh legal action

As authorities are weighing legal action against rappers of a controversial anti-dictatorship music video that has become the talk...

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Trade war drives China’s investment in Asean to triple

The US-China trade war is driving China to turn to invest even more in Asean and the investment value...

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General

Police probing anti-dictatorship rap song

Technology crime suppression division police are investigating a rap song by a group of little known rappers to determine...

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Turkey demands extradition of 18 Saudis in Khashoggi case as his fiancée recounts event

Turkish prosecutors have prepared an extradition request for 18 suspects from Saudi Arabia in the killing of journalist Jamal...

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After debate, Democrat members will decide on their next leader

Whatever the outcome of its ongoing leadership race, the Democrat Party can at least claim to have set a...

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Florida man charged in connection with 14 bombs sent to Trump critics

PLANTATION, Fla. (Reuters) – The man suspected of mailing at least 14 pipe bombs to some of US President...

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Business

Another Bt50bn to be injected for grassroots economic stimulation

In a bid to cope with an expected slowdown in global economic growth next year, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid...

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General News

Nation-wide drug suppression blitz launched today

The Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) today (Oct 26) carried out a new round of drug suppression blitz...

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Bombs sent to Trump critics Biden, De Niro as US manhunt intensifies

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The two bombs sent to former Vice President Joe Biden and a third to actor...

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Government to mobilize resources for a new war on drugs

The government has decided to declare war on narcotic drugs across the country with an expectation of positive result...

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Turkey’s Erdogan says strong signs Khashoggi killing was planned

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that there were strong signs that the killing of...

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Business News

AI, big data technology used in pilot project to ease Bangkok’s traffic congestion

Four main roads in Bangkok are included in a five-year pilot project aimed at easing traffic congestion in the...

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General News

City Hall to dismantle more than 1,000 huge roadside billboards

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administraion will this Friday start dismantling 1,170 huge billboards, including LCD screens, after the company granted...

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Probe into Thaksin’s alleged influence over Pheu Thai underway

The Election Commission (EC) is investigating what is seen by many as attempts by ousted prime minster Thaksin Shinawatra...

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China’s Xi opens major sea bridge during symbolic tour to southern China

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping opened one of the world’s longest bridges on Tuesday, during a...

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Asean

Ex-Malaysia PM Najib to face 4 more charges linked to 1MDB scandal

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak is expected to face four more charges related to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB)...

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Introducing Prayut’s “Queen” in cut-throat power play

As former coup leader Gen Sunthorn Kongsompong’s son, new Army chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong can never say what many...

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Introducing Prayut’s “Queen” in cut-throat power play

As former coup leader Gen Sunthorn Kongsompong’s son, new Army chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong can never say what many...

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How the man behind Khashoggi murder ran the killing via Skype

(Reuters) – He ran social media for Saudi Arabia’s crown prince. He masterminded the arrest of hundreds of his...

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Quake kills three people in Indonesia’s Java, rattles Bali before IMF-World Bank meet

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) – A magnitude 6 earthquake struck off the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali this...

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Former prime minister Najib and wife Rosmah will be in court today

In an unprecedented turn of events, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri...

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Chaos in Palu after quake as survivors deal with hunger, thirst

In the wake of mass destruction caused by a 7.4-magnitude earthquake and the subsequent tsunami, survivors in Palu and...

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Asean

Malaysia no longer supports Aung San Suu Kyi, says Mahathir

Malaysia will no longer support the leadership of Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi over her handling of the...

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Indonesia scrambles to help quake-hit island as death toll climbs

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesian authorities scrambled to get food, aid and equipment into quake-hit Sulawesi island on Monday...

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New immigration police chief to deal with fallout from embarrassing airport fracas

One of the orders that the new immigration police chief is expected to issue upon taking office today is...

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Canada MPs, in symbolic move, vote to strip Suu Kyi of citizenship

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian legislators, in a symbolic move, on Thursday voted unanimously to strip Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung...

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Alongkorn says he wants to lead Democrat into new era

Alongkorn Pollabutr, a potential contender to challenge the leadership of Abhisit Vejjajiva, said this morning that the Democrat Party...

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Business

Energy Ministry to hold bidding for gas exploration in Bongkot and Erawan blocks

The Ministry of Energy will go ahead with the bidding for gas exploration in the Bongkot and Erawan concession...

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EC announces 350 election constituencies with one MP for each

The Election Commission has announced that there will be 350 members of Parliament representing 350 constituencies in 77 provinces...

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4-year old girl fatally mauled by three dogs in Chaiyaphum

Police have filed chargers against the owner of three dogs which were reported to have fatally mauled a 4-year-old...

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PM Prayut wants feeding of pigeons in public places to stop

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has reportedly appealed to members of the public to not feed pigeons in public places...

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Asean

A lady vanishes: In China, a movie star disappears amid culture crackdown

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Fan Bingbing, an A-list Chinese movie star who has appeared in the “X-Men” and “Iron Man”...

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Super typhoon Mangkhut smashes Hong Kong

Mangkhut has weakened since blasting into the Philippine coast on Saturday, but was packing sustained winds of 175 kilometres...

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Business

Royal Turf Club of Thailand closes for good

Curtain was finally down today  for the Royal Turf Club of Thailand, commonly known as the Nang Loeng racecourse,...

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General

37 percent hail controversial cheerleaders billboards as “thinking out of the box”

Thirty-seven percent of the respondents to a Matichon online survey to gauge public opinions about the controversial billboards of...

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Typhoon Mangkhut slams into China after pummeling Philippines

HONG KONG/MANILA (Reuters) – Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall in China’s Guangdong on Sunday, the country’s most populous province, after...

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Mahathir’s recipe for happy married life: Tolerance

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohammad, the oldest elected leader in the world, has spilled the beans on his...

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General

Manhunt for Laotian worker suspected of killing two people and injuring a third

Police are looking for a Laotian migrant worker suspected of killing a 67-year old woman, her 12-year old niece...

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Reasons why Thai election can be sooner rather than later

Critics of the military government always suspect that it will keep dragging its feet on the election. However, prolonging...

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General

Typhoon Mangkhut nears Hong Kong, China after pummeling Philippines

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Typhoon Mangkhut swirled towards Hong Kong and the Chinese coast on Sunday, gaining in strength...

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Asean

Trump ‘likely’ to announce new China tariffs as early as Monday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump is likely to announce new tariffs on about $200 billion on Chinese...

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Over 20 sea turtles beach and most die in Phuket and Phang-nga in two months

More than 20 sea turtles landed on two beaches in Phuket and Phang-nga provinces and most of them died...

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Asean

Thai firm faces US sanctions for providing service to an Iranian airline

The US government has imposed sanctions on a Thailand-based company it accuses of providing service to an Iranian airline...

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General

Barijat and Mangkhut storms to cause possible floods in 43 provinces

The Department of the Prevention and Mitigation of Public Disasters on Thursday issued a warning to 43 provinces in...

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Asean

Philippines starts evacuations along coast as super typhoon “Mangkhut” nears

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine authorities started to evacuate thousands of people from coastal areas on Thursday as a super...

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Politics

PM Prayut defends all-girls music band against criticisms

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today came to the defence of BNK48 all-girls music ban leader Cherprang Areekul against criticism...

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Politics

Junta urged to give all political parties equal treatment

Pheu Thai Party’s core member Chaturon Chaisaeng has asked the National Council for Peace and Order for an equal...

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The two women found dead in an apartment unit in Seattle’s University District in the United States on Tuesday have...

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